Life gone to soon.

$30,013 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 365 people in 3 months
Tom Mariano
on behalf of Paul Mariano
 BOERNE, TX
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, we lost our dear daughter-in-law Christine Petrich to a tragic incident. She drove to Academy, bought a gun, and killed herself in the parking lot. No one knows why. On the surface, everything was great. She looked fantastic, she had just gotten her hair done, the family had just planned a surprise trip to Lego Land and Disney for the children and her new treadmill had just been delivered to complete her home gym. On the outside, her life was amazing.
No one knows what was going on inside her head. We know she suffered from body image issues. We know she suffered from feelings of self-doubt and feeling inadequate in all things. But we felt like she was managing these issues. She was a psychiatrist, she had it under control.
Unless you suffer with depression, wrestle your own mental demons, I guess you don’t really understand the deep anguish it takes to put a gun to you head and take your own life. Because that one shot will make all the pain go away, will quiet all the voices in your head, and for once, you don’t have to worry about the bills, or how many calories something has in it, or how clean your house is, or I am so tired and I just can’t sleep…. Why can’t I sleep?
Christine was the provider for her family. She worked as a psychiatrist and made good money. Her husband stayed home and took care of the family and is going to school full time to complete his Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. This is his last semester before he graduates.
We are asking you to help pay for her funeral expenses as life insurance doesn’t cover suicide. She left behind a 4 and 7 year old.
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Update 2
Posted by Tom Mariano
2 months ago
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For all who new Christine we will be having a celebration of life February 18, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm. 14250 San Pedro Ave,
San Antonio, TX 78232. Come join us as we share a meal and celebrate her life and all the good memories.

Please RSVP to tmariano@satx.rr.com if you plan to attend.

Thank you from Janis, James, Mathew, Tom, Susie , Evan and Logan.

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Update 1
Posted by Tom Mariano
3 months ago
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We are overwhelmed and honored by the response to this Go Fund Me page. Christine’s parents, Dr. James and Janis Petrich, Paul’s parents, Tom and Susie Mariano, and Paul and his boys would like to extend our greatest gratitude to you all. Your thoughts and prayers have lifted our spirits in this difficult time.
Please continue to hold this family in prayer as the next several weeks will continue to be trying. The kids will return to school, Paul will go back to his studies, and life will appear to be normal, but nothing will be the same for a long time. This is when they will need your prayers the most.
The money raised here will go toward the cost associated with the funeral and to help offset the cost of raising 2 boys alone, without an income, while he works to finish his degree in May. As Christine wanted to be cremated, there will be a Celebration of Life held in a couple weeks. It will be held on a Saturday. Details to come as soon as possible.
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$30,013 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 365 people in 3 months
Created January 26, 2017
Tom Mariano  
on behalf of Paul Mariano
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
CP
$20
Claire Peterson
2 months ago
DS
$100
David Stinemetze
2 months ago
MT
$50
Mindy Tittiger
2 months ago
JS
$50
Jeff Song
2 months ago

Dr. Petrich was one of my mentors during medical school. She was an excellent psychiatrist, teacher, and a friend. She is one of the reasons that I am now in residency training for psychiatry. So as a fellow colleague, thank you Dr. Petrich for fighting the good fight, know that although the world is a dimmer place now that you are gone, I'll carry your spirit with me for the rest of my career. You are missed and remembered

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anonymous .
2 months ago

Christine was a great person and will be missed by all of us. May God be within us!

CG
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Cheryl Gardner
2 months ago

This is a huge loss for all of us! Dr. Petrich was adored at work. Please know that she loved her family. She talked about her children, and often shared recent photos of them. If any of you that know me ever feel like taking your life, please please reach out to me--or someone! You are all gifts to me!

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Anonymous
2 months ago
AH
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Andrew Hill
2 months ago
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David Rotter
2 months ago
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